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Nice for the price
on October 29, 2013
I waited for a week or so before writing this review. Just so I had a chance to check out this machine. It's really nice. The intel i3 is quick and stable. The other features are nice. I was going to upgrade the ram to 8gb. But so far I don't think I have to. The machine is running just fine.
A lot of folks list their disgust with win 8. I took a couple of hours to cruise through win 8. It's just a typical windows OS. It has all the same features as XP, Vista, and 7. They might be in a different place or called a different name. But they are still there. Win 8.1 wasn't pre installed and so far I can't find a need to download 3.2gb upgrade to the os. I talked to a Geek at Best Buy, he said the download would take between 1 and 4 hours. Just my luck my ISP would have down time and the download would screw up my laptop.
There is not a lot of bloat ware on the computer. I removed Norton and installed Bitdefender without a problem. The computer set up did take some time. There are about 700mb's of win. updates, and Samsung has a bunch of their own. I did not uninstall any of the bloat ware until all the updates were done. But the uninstall was routine.
So of the build features on the laptop seem a little cheap but maybe that's just me.
I would recommend the computer to you, buying from TigerDirect is always a good idea. They have excellent customer service. I got the laptop in just three days after ordering.
11.9.13 UPDATE; I've had a chance to use this laptop for a while now. I really like it and Win8. I won't be updating to win8.1 anytime soon, or increasing the ram to 8gb. If you need a new laptop you can't go wrong with this laptop or with the price.